SPECIAL EVENTS

  • 4:00 pm Friday in SGM 123: Night Will Fall: An Alfred Hitchcock documentary on the Holocaust entitled Memory of the Camps was filmed in 1945 but was never released, ostensibly because of production problems and political pressures. It is being restored by the Imperial War Museum and will air on British TV in 2015 in commemoration of the end of WWII. USC Adjunct Professor of Anthropology Andre Singer is director of a "doc on doc" entitled Night Will Fall.
  • 9am-4pm Saturday in GFS 222: Future Directions in Visual Anthropology:  New Filmmakers Present Their Work. An all day seminar focusing on topics of culture, medicine and politics organized by Professor Cheryl Mattingly, Department of Anthropology, University of Southern California. Scroll down to see full schedule below.
  • GFS 220 on Saturday at 11:00am: An open discussion session following the 9:00 - 11:00 screenings will be led by Dr. Teri Brewer (University of Bristol UK) maker of Tying Our World Together: Gathering Dogbane.  She will also share memories of the late Professor Barbara Myerhoff, a key figure in the history of ethnographic film at USC, the founder of the Center for Visual Anthropology and one of the subjects of the academy award winning documentary Number Our Days.
  • GFS 221 on Saturday at 5:00pm: Omar Foglio, one of the producers of the film BRILLANT SOIL (TIERRA BRILLIANTE): Winner of Material Culture and Archaeology Film Prize, will be present for a Q&A session on the process of producing the documentary and working in collaboration with Purepecha families, indigenous craft pottery makers in northwest Mexico.
  • A Discussion Section led by Cliff Orloff and Olga Shalygin on the making of their film about the Yanomami of Brazil.

 

 

Night Will Fall/Memory of the Camps: Andre Singer/Alfred Hitchcock

Night Will Fall: An Alfred Hitchcock documentary on the Holocaust entitled Memory of the Camps was filmed in 1945 but was never released, ostensibly because of production problems and political pressures. It is being restored by the Imperial War Museum and will air on British TV in 2015 in commemoration of the end of WWII. USC Adjunct Professor of Anthropology Andre Singer is director of a "doc on doc" entitled Night Will Fall.

Discussion of Joshua Oppenheimer's film about creating memories of the bloody events of 1960s Indonesia.

The discussants will be led by USC Professor of Anthropology and Religion Janet Hoskins, who has done ethnographic studies in Sumba and is particularly well known for her work on headhunting in Southeast Asia. Professor Alan Marcus specializes in visual cuilture and representations of the Holocaust and sites associated with Jewish identity and the diaspora, as well as visual anthropology and issues of ethnicity.

Future Directions in USC Visual Anthropology: New Filmmakers Present Their Work on Culture, Medicine and Politics

This panel features ten films that have been produced within the last year by a series of talented young filmmakers and recent graduates from the master’s program in Visual Anthropology at University of Southern California.  These films cover a wide range of topics (from Drag Kings to Veterans suffering from PTSD) and concern a diverse array of social communities. They are primarily filmed in California. While these are finished pieces, some of them are also works in progress in the sense that the filmmakers are working to turn them into feature films.  There will be time throughout the day for discussions with the filmmakers. 

Organizer:  Professor Cheryl Mattingly, Department of Anthropology, University of Southern California

All presentations Saturday 9-5 in GFS Room 222

9:00 - 9:45  Sabrina Skau   “Los Villanos”  

9:45 - 10:45  Ted Woods “Homecoming: Conversations with Combat PTSD”.

10:30 - 11:45 Brittany Gates "Something Funny."

11:45 - 12:15 Candice Rusch “Where the Heart Is”

LUNCH BREAK

1:00 - 1:45  James Watson "Twixters" 

1:45 - 2:15  Nicole Miyahara “The Making of a King” 

2:15 - 2:45  Bianca Hernandez  “Central Seasons”

2:45 - 3:15   Rachel Jones “The Altarmakers”

3:15 - 3:45   Michelle Sullivan “Why We Burn”

3:45 – 4:15 Jazmin Ontiveras "Lowcura:  The Creation of Family in Chcano Lowrider Cars Clubs."

4:15-5:00 General Discussion with Filmmakers/Anthropologists